Italian Food · Main courses · Pescatarian

Braised octopus – Polpo in umido

Octopus

GAH! It’s cold outside and there is a snowstorm coming our way so I am just going to go ahead and leave this piece of sunshine on a plate here for you.
A slow braise that warms the house (and makes it smell DAH-LICIOUS!) and a bowl of food that is better than a hug in one of those giant knit blankets. Ok, maybe they are on the same level. Or maybe not, because the octopus stew also brings memories of meals at the warm Italian seaside so… You know.

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Good Things Friday

Good Things

It’s sunny outside. It isn’t too hot. AND IT’S FRIDAY!
Let’s do Good Things, yeah? YEAH! Continue reading “Good Things Friday”

Dessert · Italian Food

Luisella’s Tiramisu

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There is a flat on the shores of Lake Garda that has been empty for about 5 years.

It’s only a small place on the top floor of a 3-storey building with 2 bedrooms, an airy living room, a small bathroom and an even smaller kitchen.
There is a balcony overlooking the great deep blue waters of the lake and their crown of snow-topped Alps. A balcony where rabbit was spit-roasted nestled amongst pillows of bacon and rosemary needles and pots of flowers and fresh herbs lined the walls.
There is a cellar that used to be filled with bottles of wine, old books, salamis, tins of homemade olive oil and Lego bricks. There is also a garage spot where a red Alfa Romeo car used to be parked. Continue reading “Luisella’s Tiramisu”